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    Default Tensiometer

    Hi!
    the Newmann roller frames are finally arrived, i need however a tensiometer to stretch the technic fabric.

    Any suggestion for a good tensiometer?

    Do you suggest to buy a used one?

    Thanks,
    Fabio more stretched than ever.

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    get the one made by stretch devices. probably about $450

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    450$, damn!

    Fabio

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    don't buy used, they are real sensitive and easy to eff up.
    just get that sucker as tight as you can without popping the mesh.

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    i was able to pick up a good used one for $250, the problem with used is you don;t know if they have been dropped or mishandled, which if they were actually used in a a shop they probably were.

    mine luckily was used by a guy for training classes on how to stretch so it was in great shape.

    isn;t $450 american dollars like the cost of a cup of coffee with the exchange rate these days?

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    so, how hard of a drop do you think it takes to royally botch one up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prints View Post
    so, how hard of a drop do you think it takes to royally botch one up?
    i don;t know and i don;t plan on finding out.

    our last one just wend bad, or it was dropped and no one fessed up to it.

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    I got mine used for $100. It works fine.

    Stretch devices/Newman

    any other will work too - Fabio, get in touch with Eichmeyer, they might have used ones. or any of the mesh manufacturers in italy or Switzerland.

    You can start to stretch without the meter.

    Major point! Leave slack in the mesh in the corners or you will rip the mesh there.
    Andymac

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    Todo es empezar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andymac View Post
    I got mine used for $100. It works fine.

    Stretch devices/Newman

    any other will work too - Fabio, get in touch with Eichmeyer, they might have used ones. or any of the mesh manufacturers in italy or Switzerland.

    You can start to stretch without the meter.

    Major point! Leave slack in the mesh in the corners or you will rip the mesh there.
    i was just about to go on about how much i liked swiss mesh, but we use sefar (i thought they were swiss) it looks like its a US company.

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    we are currently testing out Sefars new LFM series mesh

    "SEFARŪ LFM is the latest in mesh technology from Sefar. Engineered for the requirements of the large format screen printer, SEFARŪ LFM has an improved, stronger thread, and larger mesh openings for improved ink flow. SEFARŪ LFM is available in both white and yellow, in 355-32 PW and 380-32 PW mesh specifications."

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